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Old 10-27-2003, 11:40 PM   #1
jaymecha
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Angry how to install apps


i just installed redhat 9.0 and normally i'm a windows user (flame on!!!) anyway i really can't figure this out. i don't know how to install programs (mplayer) i saw there was a post about mplayer allready but i get an error that the skins have to be installed also and the long command string doesn't work for me. i feel as if i'm totally useless and i'm crying as i type . if anyone can put an end to my sadness and explain this to me as if i'm a 3 year old i would be extremely grateful
 
Old 10-27-2003, 11:45 PM   #2
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also i would really like to know how i can see my HD and free-space and all of that ---------ty
 
Old 10-28-2003, 12:13 AM   #3
Jose Muņiz
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There are different ways to install software. From what I read, you are trying to install it from source (*.tar.gz). I also see you are using Red Hat 9.

You might want to find a rpm (package) which will install just by typing:
Code:
rpm -ivh name_of_file.rpm
Now, if you really want to install it from source, just find in the webpage the packages for the skins. It should not be a problem to find them.

About your HDD... what do you mean by *seeing* it? You can type "nautilus" (for GNOME) or "konqueror" (for KDE) in your terminal and that will open a file manager which will make you able of see the contents of your HDD.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 12:18 AM   #4
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well i have a usb HD that i would like to swap contents from my win machine to my linux (do i have to have a fat filesystem or can i use ntfs??) and i would like to be able to "see" the drive kinda like i would in windows (if possible)
 
Old 10-28-2003, 12:22 AM   #5
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most of the applications in linux requires shared libraries. these libraries are updated oftenly. Therefore whenever you try installing any package, the dependency error appears. One trick to install the apps is to follow the following steps:

1. note down the dependency error.
2. check the dependency file name.
3. find for that file in the /lib/ or /usr/lib directories with newer versions.
4. make a symbolic link with the expected name to the existing shared library file.
5. now try installing the package with the --nodeps option.

e.g., rpm -ivh filename.rpm --nodeps

e.g., for creating a symbolic link to the shared library is as follows.
if the dependency file is libvorbisfile.so.2, then you will be having a file named libvorbisfile.so.5 in your /lib or /usr/lib directory.
make a link saying

ln -s /usr/lib/libvorbisfile.so.5 /usr/lib/libvorbisfile.so.2

then try installing the app, using the --nodeps option
 
Old 10-28-2003, 02:17 AM   #6
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also i would really like to know how i can see my HD and free-space and all of that ---------ty
I think what you are looking for here is the 'df' command, which means 'disk free', and will tell you the free space on all your partitions currently mounted. You will probably want to add the '-h' (human readable) flag as well to get the output in MB rather than bytes. So, at the command line just type:

df -h [enter]
 
Old 10-28-2003, 02:23 AM   #7
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Howdy, I'm a linux newbie just built a new computer and put Mandrake 9.1 on it. Love it. I have a system with windows on it for my digital studio I plan to keep my Win sys a standalone and off the internet after I get the Lin sys up on the Internet. I have the same question as Jaymecha, I would like to move files from my Win sys to my Lin sys for uploading to the internet and plan to use a USB 2.0 external hd to do it. Any info would be appreciated,

Thanks,
 
Old 10-28-2003, 02:29 AM   #8
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johnnygnote:

http://www.linux-usb.org/ is the portal to all things USB under Linux. It would be a good starting point for more info. Don't use USB myself, so I cant help you too much.

Also, you will probably want to start your own thread with a relevant title to get more responses, rather than hijacking this thread
 
Old 10-29-2003, 02:07 AM   #9
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Thanks Bulliver, I'll check out the link. Sorry didn't mean to hijack I saw someone else in the thread with the same question and simply furthered, I'll be more carefull and take your advice . Actually I did have a question about installing apps and forgot to post it allong with the other question.

Is there a way to install apps from a cd or downloaded app files on a cd to Mandrake 9.1? I found a site with some info here:

http://vsbabu.org/mt/archives/2003/0...e_sources.html

Can anyone tell me if this is the right track and if there is more to add to this information?

Thanks
 
  


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